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Kikukawa Shiori wakes up from a motorcycle accident only to find out she's lost her memory! Try as she might, she can't remember anything about the yankee-looking boy who claims to be her boyfriend, her kind-hearted and good looking older brother, or her aloof and introverted younger sister.
When she goes to school for the first time since her accident, she overhears people talking about her---and the things they say aren't flattering. From what she hears, she was a terrible person before the accident. Was she really as horrible as they're making her out to be? And will she ever get her memory back?
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So close to utter perfection
When I first came across this title online, I wasn't very hopeful. I read lots of shoujo mangas and admittedly they're guilty pleasures at best. Save from some exceptional series such as Tsubasa, Ouran etc. But this....THIS-!
Where the hell have you been all my life?
I can never recall the last time I enjoyed reading manga this much, and a shoujo drama at that. People will be offended by this, but almost all with those genres have overly repetitive storylines, the dramas are often very laughable, with characters(heroines) that are annoying as hell.
And this manga...just *ughhh* I don't even know what to say. The characters, for me, are endearing, and I really was fond of Shiori. Despite her internal struggles, she always does her best to be strong and do what's best for everyone. She has a very convincing attitude towards wanting to be a good person, and I adore her for that. True, she still has flaws, but her development was almost realistic. Shiori is nowhere near those generic heroines who always want me to punch the screen for insulting common sense.
I also loved almost all the others characters in the manga. About how all of them really does seem important to the plot (some more than others, of course). I love how Maa-chan always reminded Shiori of her past, how A-chan tries his best to be a great brother, how Kai really does love her - all their emotions, I could almost feel radiating from the page. Even though it's all dramatic, the drama doesn't feel forced.
During sad scenes, tears would run down my cheeks. When the characters are happy, I'd feel happy too.
The author sure knew what she was doing. The storytelling was superb, far superior to most of the same genre out there. The dialogues are clever, and the conversations sound so fluid. It almost feels like that the manga respects your intelligence, and I liked that...a lot. So far, only 20 chapters were translated to English, and from what I observed, the story's far from over.
I definitely can't wait to read more. Six Half is a compelling and beautiful manga - probably the best I've ever read.
Promising and really good so far
...especially regarding the plotline. In many ways, it's similar to a typical shojo manga with romance and etc... but what makes this story unique is the protagonist, who is not your typical heroine. She's strong but relatable, and the way she deals with her situation is pretty realistic, which makes for a very likeable character. In addition to that, the story is full of little mysteries and missing pieces, which also makes this manga a surprisingly interesting read.
It keeps getting better
My rating for this manga goes up with each chapter! From 7, then to 8, then 8,5 and now 9!
It's what you call a new wave of current trend. The main character is really interesting. She unravels her past slowly, bit by bit, leaving the readers gripping their chair wanting to know everything at once. She is not easily defeated by the hatred and the feeling of alienation but moves on and deals with whatever comes. This is not a lousy manga in which the girl can beat anyone or get through everything just because she has a strong will. This is where the girl who has a back bone, standing on her own feet, is describe incredible realistic and plausible.
By the way, love the art.
Absolutely love this. I'm usually not one for overly dramatic plot devices (such as amnesia, body switching, comas, ect) because they're usually very flat, generic and depressing ways to start a story - but in this case, it's created a wonderful one. I don't know if I was a little crazy in the odd hours of the morning I read this, but it actually made me cry quite a bit. The drama is genuinely hard to bare if you put yourself in the shoes of the protagonist. She is admirable and painfully relatable when she feels out of place and contemplates the position she's in. And the drama involving her friends is realistic enough where it never gets too out of hand or annoying - plus everything is relevant to the character's hidden past. But most notably, the flaws in personality and actions of the characters in the story feel refreshingly human - frustrating in many ways and difficult to come to terms with but in a very good "things will probably be alright in the end" kind of way.
Overall, I adore this story. It's a gem in terms of originality and plot, yet still quite a bit sad and maybe improbable when it comes down to how much amnesia can change a person's personality. That's the only questionable thing (except not everything has been revealed yet..)
Hoping that this will continue to be scanlated sooner! Can't wait for more.
... Last updated on April 1st, 2013, 7:35pm
One of the better shoujo due to its heroine
Six Half takes the old 'amnesia' formula to new places because the protagonist, Shiori, is one of the strongest shoujo heroines I've ever seen. She's also very conscious of her own feelings, and since we're privy to her thoughts, even though she may act in callous, childish ways (such as to her supportive brother), I sympathize. Shiori is rare in that she's a dislikable heroine whose amnesia has made it plain to her how dislikable she was-- and this self-awareness, in turn, makes her into a LIKABLE protagonist. She's very human, too, and multidimensional. Yes, she's strong, but the overwhelming circumstances she finds herself in would bring down most people -- she has to deal with her growing self-hatred, her friends have deserted her, her sister hates her... even she would feel alone. Her resolve to change herself into a better person is admirable; this kind of self-fashioning goal isn't a common theme in shoujo, but it perfectly illustrates, to me, why she's a strong character.
I'm only on chapter 5, but so far I'm giving this manga a 9 for its strong beginning; I imagine that it'll continue to get better.
And am I the only one who would be totally fine if A-chan turned out to NOT be her blood-related brother? Because Shiori's lost her memory which means her personality's different...plus I'm wondering why she's a blonde (looks that way) while her brother and sister have dark hair. Ah well~ Kai seems like a nice guy.
Ah, as a final note -- I like how (as of where I am now) there doesn't seem to be a huge emphasis on romance. Right now, it concentrates on the heroine's struggles.
EDIT: Caught up to chapter 11, and OH MY, I cannot wait for the next update. I can't remember the last time I was eager for more chapters...
... Last updated on June 19th, 2012, 8:21pm
seems very interesting! im anxious for the next chapter;D i really like the protagonist, she is not the typical heroine. and im getting a vibe
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of possible incest?!
Like the title says, it seems very promising!!! It's about a girl who loses her memories, and when people interact with her, it seems like she wasn't someone well loved. But the way she's reacting, it seems like she's going to try and change herself! AH BAD AT EXPLAINING. Anyway, the story may take a turn where she trys to better herself from her past self, and I would REALLY enjoy reading a manga like that C:!!!!
Right now, the art is good, the plot line flows well, and the writing is great! THIS MANGAS GOT POTENTIAL! !!!
--- UPDATE --- Just read chapter 5..
SJDFSLDJKFLSKDJFLSDKJFL!?!!! SIDJFLKSDJFL!!!! LKDJFLSDJF!!! GAAHHH!! I NEEED TO READ MOOOOREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE THIS MANGA. SO MUCH. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE,. OM NOM. This manga is SO GOOD NOW. It is indeed one of my favorites! ^^! GAH I have cried so much (it's not depressing, just touching to me ^^), AND I LOVE IT.
GAHHHHHHH UPDATEE SOOOOOON <3.
... Last updated on December 24th, 2011, 1:32am
Can't wait for more!
Yep, I just can't stand to wait for more releases of the chapters!! It's soooooooo interesting that I'm dying for more. I'm dying to know more about the main character's past and
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somehow I knew that maybe she was just purposely acting a bad person to keep some secrets(and I'be got feeling that Akio likes her too) :) )
Anyway, I just can't wait for more!
... Last updated on March 29th, 2013, 12:41pm
please... please... please... Chapter 5 makes me want to screaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam. Cliffhangers are the WORST! This is a really good manga. It's about a girl who loses her memories, and tries to relive her life as who she is now. It's really good as she's finding herself all over again, yet her memory slowly comes back so she has to reconcile with who she was. The heroine is really strong, so it's a very enjoyable read. Very much recommended.
With three chapters thus far, I have to say I'm very intrigued with the story. It really doesn't seem like other amnesia stories and so, it has caught my attention.
I am very curious about her past and whether or not the heroine will accept it or strive to change.